Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

The cold water returns

After a great week of fishing with the water temperatures rising up to 46 degrees we just took a step back not only on the water temperature bite also the walleye and sauger bite.  

Dont get to worked up over it the fish are still there , they just went through a little shock with the cold water flowing really hard out of the St. Croix river.  Yes we do have the power plant putting the warm water in the river but every spring when the croix let's loose this effect will happen.  Give it a couple days and the fish will come back around.  Just like us they need to eat to survive as it gets warmer.

Yesterday the walleyes were biting but the hook sets were low on a percentage basis in the morning for my boat.  Some of the fish that bit totally hammered my arm and I was lost on how they could not be hooked up.  Chris and John seemed to have the same problem as we fished several areas and the bite seemed the same in all.  

By the afternoon the water temp rose from 38 degrees to 41 degrees and that was the difference the walleyes and saugers needed to get more agressive.  Per distance paid off for us today.  We fished in water depths that ranged from 8 to 20 foot to get our bites today.  

Chris and John it was an absolute great time sharing my boat with you today and I look forward to getting you gentlemen out on the river in the future.  Here are Chris and John with a couple of our fish from today. 

Good luck guys and gals!!!!  

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